November 22, 2002
Frank and Kathy Whittaker appear to be the standard for success in the 1950s. They live the stereotypical middle class life, but all is not what it seems. When Kathy witnesses Frank making love to a man at his office, she goes searching for love elsewhere. She finds attention and affection in the arms of her African-American gardener, Raymond. Kathy must deal with the crisis of Frank trying to curb his homosexuality tendencies as well as the social stigma of being seen in public with a black man. As Frank and Kathy's relationship crumbles, they both realize that their new lives are destined to be apart from one another. They sacrifice the remainder of their marriage and pursue their own relationships, shattering the illusion of happiness that their marriage originally presented to the world.